Sunday, July 13, 2014

Weekend Writing Warriors!

It's Sunday and time for the Weekend Writing Warriors mini hop! Participants post 8 sentences from a writing project, either published or unpublished.
Today I'm offering another small sampling from Loving Leonardo (book 1 in the adventure) ~ my award-winning Victorian polyamorous romance (written with a twist and a touch of reader-interactive art history) 

First my 8, then details after:

Our Italian dinner companion reached for his glass, the action raising his cuff slightly. He had fine strong wrists, a jagged scar run up the side and I briefly wondered what he’d done to have gotten such a wound. Drawn to artistry as I was, bone structure often caught my eye when I looked at people and this wrist drew my attention. Michelangelo’s David came to mind — David with his corded forearms and finely-detailed hands slightly larger than they should be a hint to the size of the full erection the artist had in mind, were it made of flesh and not flaccid stone. I wondered who had been his model, for like his contemporary and rival da Vinci, he had a male muse among his models. Lost in thoughts of anatomy, I watched Luca raise his glass to his lips and licked my own before I was aware I’d done so.

He leveled me a snow-shadow glance over the rim of his wine glass, before saying, “If you have the inclination Sir Nicolas, I would enjoy conversing da Vinci’s life with a man of your knowledge and kindred interest.” Grinning, he lowered his voice conspiratorially as if he confessed to the others there, “You see, I’m considered quite the bore at home.”

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Aboard a steamer bound for Venice, enjoying dinner with their companions, Nicolas and Ellie meet Luca. Conversation reveals their shared interest in Leonardo da Vinci. Among other things.

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  1. Wrists and forearms are very under-appreciated parts of male anatomy. Wonderful description:)

  2. Sexual undertones are appreciated in the extraordinary eight. You brought me right back to my first viewing of David. Thanks, Rose.

    1. Thank you Charmaine. I came across that reference about David's hands years ago in an art history class. You just never know where you might slip a fact in. :)

  3. Fascinating discussion of the David, which fit the scene and the mood so well. Loved it!

  4. Thanks Veronica. Glad you enjoyed that. :)

  5. Interesting view through an artist's eyes--it's always fun to see the chain of thoughts something prompts in other people. No two people form the same ties between ideas, after all.